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For Educators2019-12-18T10:43:39-05:00

Although CPF is a parent organization, teachers and school administrators make up an important part of CPF. Whether it is teachers and principals hosting CPF events in a school setting or parents and teachers coming together to promote and advocate for FSL issues, teachers are undeniably an important demographic in providing accessible quality FSL education for students across Canada.


As a grassroots organization, Canadian Parents for French counts as members thousands of individuals and families working at the community level across Canada. There are CPF branches across the country and within these branches there are Chapters made up of CPF volunteers who are committed to supporting French as a second language.


  • CPF Ontario members are willing volunteers, ready to enhance the learning environment, inside and outside the classroom.
  • CPF Ontario Chapters at the community level organize, sponsor and fundraise for French as a second language (FSL) programs and activities, both in and out of school, that enrich the French-language educational experience.
  • CPF Ontario is a useful resource for information and research on FSL education in Canada and elsewhere.


  • CPF members are convinced and committed supporters of the value of second-language education. You can count on them to promote a positive attitude towards learning French.
  • Through their CPF memberships, parents have access to educational books, videos and software that extend the second-language experience into the home.


  • CPF Ontario encourages and promotes a supportive community environment for FSL education.
  • CPF Ontario Chapters sponsor or collaborate on extra-curricular cultural, educational and social activates that promote francophone culture in our communities and provide opportunities to use French outside the classroom.


  • As a strong supporter of increased FSL instruction in all our schools, CPF Ontario energetically pursues this goal at all levels of government.
  • CPF Ontario acts to secure the programs, curricular support, professional development and teacher education that give Ontario children the learning experience they need and deserve.
  • CPF works at the national level with the Council of Ministers of Education and with individual ministers and departments at the provincial level.
  • CPF organizes national public information campaigns in support of increased FSL education.

You can help by directing parents to CPF Ontario, its programs and its services.


Order free CPF resources including pamphlets and posters using the CPF Ontario Resource Order Form

CPF Ontario sponsors French summer camps for its members

For information on FSL funding go to Funding for FSL in Ontario

CPF Ontario maintains a list of French Performers on French Street database

IDÉLLO encourages the flipped classroom approach and helps teachers with lesson planning. Teachers can bookmark their favourites and share customized activities and resources with groups of students. IDÉLLO offers a wide variety of videos, thematic folders, applications, games, teaching tools in French. These resources, which reflect the Franco-Ontarian identity and culture, will enrich the teaching and learning of students in several subjects. IDÉLLO offers teachers the opportunity to find content that matches the level of students, the subject being studied and the style of learning. Equipped with highly refined filters, IDÉLLO’s search engine can target precise concepts, including criteria specific to French as a Second Language (FSL) and gives access to rich and current resources. Teachers will be able to find resources in connection with the curriculum of Ontario through appropriate filters. Click here for more information.

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Book a Webinar for Parents in Your School Community

  • French Bookstores, Publishers & Websites

    Where to find books for your class.

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  • French Enrichment Programs for Schools

    Le Chef à L’école is a new concept in teaching that will boost your student’s enthusiasm for learning the French language!

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  • Webinars for Your School Community

    BOOK A WEBINAR FOR PARENTS IN YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY. CPF Ontario will help you engage parents by hosting a 30-minute webinar.

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  • Pathways to Bilingual Success / Chemins de la réussite bilingue

    print_chemins-banner-5 CPF Ontario hosted the 7th edition of the Conférence sur les chemins de la réussite bilingue / Pathways to Bilingual Success Conference on October 3-4, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel Sudbury. There was representation from 5 Northern Ontario school boards, reaching out to over 500 Core, Extended and French Immersion students in grades 7 to 9. With retention as an identified priority in many of the Ministry Action Plans, the theme focused on "staying in French to Grade 12", highlighting experiential learning opportunities and the benefits of official language bilingualism. Students listened to motivational speakers, participated in engaging plenary and interactive workshop sessions, and networked with exhibitors specializing in exchanges, work programs, post-secondary opportunities, and more. The conference on October 3rd was for Core and Extended French students, with French Immersion students participating on October 4th. To view our Facebook album, click here. Interested in hosting your own Pathways to Bilingual Success Conference? Scroll down to the end of this web page to learn how you can bring the conference to your school community.   Speakers and Workshop Presenters Two speakers shared their childhood journey and experiences as bilingual individuals and highlighted the benefits of being bilingual professionals. The opening presenter was Chris Mercer, Associate Vice-President, Student Life, Enrolment Management & International, Laurentian University.  William Burton, founder of Le Réveil and recipient of the 2018 Ontario Francophonie Award - Youth Award, was the closing speaker. French as a Wise Choice for a Global Workforce Presented by Emily Caruso Parnell, Community Connected Experiential Learning Coordinator K-12, Rainbow District School Board. Under Pressure Presented by Science North. Curriculum links: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms. How to Write a Good Song Presented by Damien Robitalle & Stef Paquette. Lead with French, live with French!          Presented by Jimmy Steele, President, Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association, and Nicole Czaja, Past-President, Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association.

    Exhibitors (the links are in green below): 

    National Organizations                 Canadian Parents for French French for the Future Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages / Commissariat aux langues officielles   Educational & Cultural Exchange Programs                                                                         Canadian Education Exchange Foundation  Explore French Street® Science North   Employment & Student Work Programs               Air Canada Odyssey   Francophone Organizations Carrefour francophone du Sudbury Groupe Média TFO   Post-Secondary Institutions La Cité collégiale Laurentian University University of Sudbury York University, Glendon Campus


    Click here to access “French Experiential Learning Opportunities”. Feel free to include this resource on your school’s website and newsletter or print copies.       To order posters on the “Stay in French The Bilingual Experience” and "Poursuis en Français l'avantage bilingue", click here.                 Hear stories from Olympians, journalists, business executives, teachers, and many others for whom bilingualism has enriched their lives. Click on the link below to see interviews with French program graduates and to learn more about what they have done thanks to French! http: //  

    Bring the conference to your school community:

    We encourage your school/ school board to host your own student conference on bilingual success! Below are educational resources related to the conference. Feel free to print copies and distribute them to your students.   Timeline of Past Conferences 2009: Greater Toronto Area - Direct Energy Centre 2010: Greater Sudbury - Radisson Sudbury 2012: Windsor - Caesars Windsor 2013: Kingston - Ambassador Conference Centre 2014: Greater Toronto Area - International Centre 2016: Hamilton - Hamilton Convention Centre   To view our conference highlight video from Windsor in 2012, click HERE. This event was made possible with the financial support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Education.

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Camp Tournesol

Camp Tournesol publishes a blog with articles and resources for both teachers and parents. Check out their Ultimate list of French Learning Resources with quick reference to the best French books per grade, best films to promote French learning, and much more. It also includes workbooks that your teachers can print and use in class. Feel free to post this link on your website to make it available to your community.

See below for resources from our CPF national office:

CPF Peer Tutoring Literacy Program

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